Water: The most important nutrient
An abundant, high-quality water supply is the most important nutrient for lactating cows, says Dave Beede, professor of dairy nutrition at Michigan State University. FULL STORY »
Control fly hot spots
Most dairies have “hot spots” of fly breeding around calves, cattle feeding areas, feed storage areas and manure storage areas. According to Mary Sowerby, University of Florida dairy extension agent, and Jerry Hogsette, research entomologist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, sanitation is the No. 1 key to controlling flies FULL STORY »
Use caution with moldy feeds
Undesirable growing or storage conditions can lead to mold growth and development of mycotoxins, such as zearalenone in wet distillers grains, sugar beet pulp and other by-products. FULL STORY »
Best milking practices checklist
A new Penn State Extension on-farm checklist, "Best Milking Practices," is now available online in both English and Spanish.
The checklist is designed to help you pinpoint areas in your milking routine that need improvement. FULL STORY »
Do fungicides pay for corn silage?
Application of fungicide treatments can be a tricky component of corn silage management. Fungicides are effective for two to three weeks, so timing is critical. FULL STORY »
Have an organizational chart
A key step to make your dairy a success is to develop an organizational diagram, says Tom Fuhrmann, veterinarian and owner of DairyWorks, a management consulting firm in Arizona. FULL STORY »
Should I mix my own calf starter on farm?
t might be a tempting way to cut feed cost, but mixing your own calf starter or calf grower requires some careful considerations, says Christy Stanley, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed calf and heifer specialist. FULL STORY »
Advice on learning a second language
It is never too late to learn a new language. The key, says Gregorio Billikopf, agricultural labor management advisor with the University of California, is to set aside time to listen and learn over a long period of time. FULL STORY »
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